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okay so i played a game with an avatar of khaine as my HQ. it worked out pretty well i guess you could say he took out half the other army by himself. the problem is now I'm looking at the farseer as my HQ he looks like he has some prety good powers and upgrades. which one has been better with you in past experience? my other question is i dont paint much so my painting is very bad.I was looking at paint schemes that looked pretty easy on the games workshop I wanted to do craftworld: Zahr-Tann. but the other night I was looking through my codex and the saim-hann really caught my attention and it looked really nice. now keep in mind I am a really bad painter but would like to do the Saim-Hann the problem is they look to hard. What is a gamer to do? thanks in advance.
Farseer vs Avatar. Personally, I usually go for the farseer over the Avatar (strange because I play Biel Tan) purely because he is a) less imposing b) tactically flexible c) guide.\
The avatar is good and can provide a solid centre for your battle line but unless you have other large gribblies in there at anything 1k+ he will be a fire magnet. Play around with them is my suggestion, see which one works best for you.
Painting gets easier as you go along - you get more relaxed with it. However, if you like the look of Saim-Haan get yourself some foundation paints.
Undercoat the models white (or black if you want more depth and shading in the model without having to put it all in)
Paint a basecoat of mecharite red (foundation paint range) over the red areas and astronomican grey (also a foundation paint range) over the bits you want painted white
Once the mecharite red is dry paint a coat of Blood Red (not too thick - leave some mecharite red in the hollows - drybrushing works really well) and paint the Astronomican Grey with Skull White.
If you want more of a shine coat the red areas with some Red Ink and then another light coat (drybrushed) of Blood Red mixed with a little Skull White to highlight.
thank you this will help me out a lot.
If you have any more questions just PM me or post them on here. Always happy to help new players and hobbyists
bad painter or not you aren't going to get better by fretting over it. best way to learn is from stuffing up and it only becomes a mistake if you refuse to accept that there was a problem made. i painted for ages and never really got much better until i stopped painting the models and started just putting paint on them. what i mean is not trying to get the *perfect* finish, but just going for an acceptable finish. getting colour boundaries nice and neat, figuring out how to pain faces (still can't), smooth open surfaces of a single colour.
In short i suppose i want to say, there is no prize for having completed an uber paint job on a model, only the reward of having a neatly painted model that YOU like.
one thing i found that has been the best thing since potato chips is picture frames, they make an awesome paint pallete for painting warhammer. got a border so the paint doesn't spill. a scraper from a hardware store cleans the glass quick smart and you could print out some pretty pictures of warhammer or people you don't like and paint on their faces too!!
Last edited by vulcan raven; November 9th, 2007 at 05:02. Reason: forgot a bit
Ok fellows we have a difficult task, so we have to be more deadly than everyday.
Make mistakes and confuse the enemy - The Doctor
Tactics are nice but it is violence that wins the day.
That and the painting articles in WD and on the GW Websites are actually quite useful (not like their 'tacticas') read around the boards, websites etc looking for some painting tips and tricks and give them a go. Don't be afraid to ask.
I'll sahre a couple that helped me improve.
1) Lots of thin coats are better than a thick coat. Thin your paint down with a little bit of water or a small drop of dishwashing liquid, and apply a steady, thin coat.
2) Clean your brush regularly and keep it moist when you paint.
3) Wait completely until a coat is dry before doing another
4) Shading looks great, drybrushing is a lot easier and can look just as good. Start with darker colours and then progressively move your way up through the shades. Inks help a lot too for providing 'instant' shading.